Running events in Sunderland

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What you need to know about Running

Running is the world’s most accessible sport. Park runs, colour runs, 5k, 10k, half marathons, marathons and ultras — all you need is a pair of trainers and off you go. Running events are hugely popular on Let’s Do This and it’s a sociable sport, so get some friends involved and achieve something extraordinary.

If you’re starting small, the 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing even if you’re training for a bigger challenge further down the line. Getting used to the atmosphere of an event is important. You’re so much more likely to hit a better time if there’s a crowd cheering you on, people in fancy dress and a big celebration at the finish line.

Find local Running races

Today, with international organisations, local clubs and national events to choose from, there are thousands of races to discover, and we want to help you find them quickly and easily. Below you’ll find selections by running type, running location and some exceptional events to take part in.

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10k Races in Sunderland

A challenging and beautiful trail 10k, taking the Trail Outlaws 10k events out of Sunderland to the nearby trails of County Durham. Set in a beautiful and historic area of the County, this 10k promises to be a must do event in the running calendar. Once you venture onto this route you will agree that it is one of the most beautiful. Starting in the village of Hawthorn, the route takes you through the Durham Wildlife Trust and National Trust managed woodland of Hawthorn Dene.

Branches & Bays 10k

Hawthorn, County Durham, GB
1 race
£18£20
Branches & Bays 10k

Be part of history at the first-ever Simplyhealth Great Tees 10k and Great North CityGames elite mile event, which take place in Stockton-on-Tees.

At the beating cultural heart of the Tees Valley, Stockton-on-Tees has a thriving reputation as a vibrant festival and events Borough.

Whether its the world renowned Stockton International Riverside Festival, the live music and comedy of Stockton Stages, or the sporting challenges of the Boroughs Duathlon and Cycling festivals, theres something for everyone, whatever your age or interest.

Just a short walk from the Simplyhealth Great Tees 10kfinish line,theres theaward-winning High Street, where the Stockton Flyer automation makes an appearance every day.

Its no surprise that such a busy and diverse year-roundevents programme attracts tens of thousands of people every year.

All of this is set against the stunning backdrop of the famous River Tees, home of the Olympic Standard Tees Barrage International White Water Centre and overlooked by Air Trail the biggest climbing adventure course of its kind in the UK.

An action-packed visit to Stockton-on-Tees is guaranteed!

Simplyhealth Great Tees 10K

Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, GB
Simplyhealth Great Tees 10K

A scenic off-road route of approximately 10k on beautiful paths around Hardwick Park & Bishop Middleham. Start & Registration: Sedgefield Cricket Club, Station Road, Sedgefield, TS21 2BY. Followed by refreshments in the club grounds - family and friends welcome. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Men and Women. Veterans Prizes. Goody Bag for all finishers.

Sedgefield Serpentine

Sedgefield, County Durham, GB
1 race
£10£12
Sedgefield Serpentine
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Marathon events in Sunderland

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5k Races in Sunderland

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The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus whats more, when you cross the finish line youll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!

Dog Jog – Gateshead

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, GB
Dog Jog – Gateshead

The NORTHUMBERLANDIA TRAIL RUNNER is a series of trail races to suit all abilities. The routes snake their way through the breathtaking sculpture at Northumberlandia making this a fun and scenic place to run. Thanks to Northumberland Wildlife Trust the paths are well maintained so although it is a trail run the paths are hard packed and easy to run on.

The start/finish area is on the main field next to the car park. Northumberlandia has its own cafe which is perfect for those post race cakes or refreshments for the family while you take on The Lady of The North.

Be sure to cheer on your fellow competitors mid race on the crossover sections as you undertake the amazing trails!

Northumberlandia 5K Trail Run

Cramlington, GB
Northumberlandia 5K Trail Run
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Ultramarathon events in Sunderland

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